Avocado Toast [Recipe]

It’s avocado season! My second favorite time of the year – after Christmas ooobviously. And this year I’ve been lucky enough to broaden my experiences beyond Cayman’s home-grown & imports as I’ve sampled some of the finest California grown avocados from San Francisco to LA. Clearly I wasn’t going to be able to leave either location without experiencing Instagram’s most annoying food trend, the Avocado Toast.

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CrossFit Kids – Forging The Future of Fitness

CFJ-26A couple of weeks ago I bundled my normally naked feet into a pair of UGGs and set off to DC for a two-day CrossFit Kids Seminar. Arriving at CrossFit Petworth on a chilly Saturday morning, I was overjoyed to be greeted by two giant boxes of coffee – Dunkin Donuts wouldn’t be my usual go to for coffee but everything tastes better when it’s free hey!? Thanks CrossFit Petworth for getting the weekend off on the right foot!

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Thai Green Curry & Cauliflower Rice [Recipe]

I LOVE Thai green curry but for some reason I rarely make it at home. Most of us have heard that old proverb “variety is the spice of life” and we all know that new and exciting experiences keep life fresh and interesting. So when it comes to food in particular, why do we find ourselves routinely eating the same things day in and out? Well, it turns out that we are creatures of habit – I hope this isn’t coming as surprise to you! As much as we like the idea of variety, we tend to stick to the same things for good reason.

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Real life resolutions – #shifthappens

We all know that the best diets start on Mondays, so 2016 is already doing us a massive favour by giving us a few days to mentally prepare for that 7 day juice cleanse we’ve got planned. It’ll be just the kick-start we need to ensure all our health ambitions are fulfilled for the year! Yes green juice and aloe shots for a whole week might be miserable but if we can lock ourselves away with Netflix & block all social invites on Facebook then we’ll get through it & come out the other end thinner, happier & healthier! Well that’s the dream anyway. But the reality is that even if we are successful, we’re left clueless as to how to maintain this ‘healthier’ version of ourselves in the context of real life. How do you say no to wine on a Tuesday night after a crappy day at work or  get yourself to the gym when your kid is sick & the dog just peed on the floor?!

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Happy Holidays – Eat, Drink & be Merry!

I have noticed a bit of a trend lately with clients. They always start off so eager, enthusiastic and full of questions at the beginning of their nutrition or fitness programs. They put their lives on hold for two weeks whilst they diligently follow their plans with close to 100% commitment. But then something happens, they get stuck at work & skip the gym or they accept a social invite & end up having 20 drinks & a Burger King on the way home. Sound familiar?! So compliance starts to slip & commitment wanes until silently, clients throw in the towel believing that they’ve failed & that maybe now is just not a good time to prioritise their health and well being. Sadly this is life! Life is not perfect, it’s messy & difficult & often gets in the way of our goals and plans. With just 7 days until Christmas I know there’s more than just my clients out there who are feeling this way.

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Plantain Chips

Plantain chips~ Paleo ~
A common misconception about eating whole non-processed foods is that you either have to give up snacking or learn to enjoy eating carrots and celery sticks – don’t knock ’em until you’ve tried them with almond butter or home made guacamole YUM! I was a long time lover of potato chips (salt & vinegar McCoys were my achilles heel) & thought I’d never find something to replace that deliciously satisfying crunch you get out of a mouthful of chips. There was a deep void in the pit of my stomach until one night I wanted to make ceviche & stumbled across a recipe that included it’s own home made plantain chips. My mind was blown! Healthy chips that were easy to make and that I didn’t have to feel guilty about snacking on. Winning!

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Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

~ Paleo, NSA, Vegan ~Photo 1-4-15, 12 12 32 PM
“Never before have we had so little time in which to do so much.” How many of you resonate with this statement?! Roosevelt recognized how frantic our lives were becoming even back in the early 40s. I wonder what he would think if he could see how fast and furious they have become now! Well I have a tip in store for you that will make your hectic working week a little easier & your breakfasts so much tastier 🙂

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Sweetheart Valentine’s Cookies [Recipe]

Paleo, Vegan, NSA, Gluten Free
Apparently I’ve been neglecting my creative side as another holiday has rolled around without so much as a peep from me. Not only am I ashamed but I’m also terrified by the rate at which this year seems to be slipping away – seriously, I had a nightmare that it was November already! As much as I love the second half of the year for being that much closer to Christmas, I am not about to wish the rest of the year away, I have far too much to accomplish before then!

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Pumpkin Pie

~ Paleo, NSA, Vegan ~
Today I will be experiencing my first ever real American Thanksgiving with B & his whole family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin – which includes 2 parents, 4 brothers, 3 significant others, 3 nieces, 2 huge shaggy dogs and 1 puppy! So before the mayhem begins I’m taking a sneaky time out to share with you my paleo and vegan pumpkin pie recipe.

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Choconut Cashew Cups

Choco cashew cups~ Paleo, NSA & Vegan ~
If you were redirected here from my Coconut Cashew Butter post then well done! Hopefully this means you’ve succeeded in making your own nut butter and you’re ready for your next simple challenge. This delectable little snack is nothing short of pure genius & despite the lack of sugar it is such a delicious treat!

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